South Carolina Football: Gamecock spring practice schedule announced

On Monday, the South Carolina football program annoucned their spring schedule.

South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer at practice last season
South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer at practice last season / ALEX HICKS JR./STAFF / USA TODAY NETWORK
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South Carolina football fans have not been quite as rabid for the spring season to start as they have been in most years. The Gamecocks' basketball teams have served as a great distraction as they have the best combined record in all of college basketball, and both Lamont Paris' team and Dawn Staley's squad will compete in this year's NCAA Tournament.

However, the hunger for football is still there.

On Monday, the University of South Carolina announced the Gamecocks' official spring schedule.

  • Pro Day is Tuesday, March 12th as 15 former Gamecocks will participate in front of professional scouts. However, spring practice won't begin for another week.
  • On March 19th, the official spring practice will begin. Parts of practice will be open to the media, and head coach Shane Beamer will have a press conference at 12:30.
  • March 20th will not have a Gamecock practice, but South Carolina football coordinators Dowell Loggains and Clayton White will speak to the media at 12:15.
  • Practice #2 will be on March 21st.
  • A coaches' clinic and practice #3 will take place on March 23rd.
  • Select offensive players will speak to the press on March 25th at 12:15.
  • March 26th will include practice #4 and another Shane Beamer press conference at 12:30.
  • Defensive players will follow suit on March 27th at 12:15.
  • March 28th will see the Gamecocks practice in front of the media again, and assistant coaches Torrian Gray, Mike Furrey, and Marquell Blackwell will speak at 12:15.
  • After a few days off for Easter, April 2nd will see practice pick back up with practice #6. Coach Beamer will speak to the media at 12:30.
  • More players will talk to the folks with microphones on April 3rd at 12:15.
  • Practice #7 will take place on April 4th, and assistant coaches Travian Robertson, Sterling Lucas, and Lonnie Teasley will take the podium at 12:15.
  • April 6th will be the ladies' clinic and practice #8.
  • Practice #9 will be followed by a 12:30 Beamer press conference on April 9th.
  • More players will have a chance to speak on April 10th at 12:15.
  • April 11th will be another media-friendly practice, followed by a joint press conference from assistants Shawn Elliott and Joe DeCamillis.
  • Practice #11 will take place on April 13th.
  • A Beamer media availability at 12:30 will follow practice #12 on April 16th.
  • April 17th will be another chance for players to speak in front of the media, starting at 12:15.
  • Practice #13 and another coordinator press conference will happen on April 18th.
  • April 19th will be the final "practice" of the spring period.
  • April 20th is when the Garnet and Black Spring Game is scheduled. It will be under the lights at Williams-Brice Stadium at 7:00. Coach Beamer and select players will talk with the media after the game.

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